Taking the right action to tackle gangmasters

gangs

At 4am on Tuesday morning 300 police officers launched a co-ordinated raid on properties in March and Wisbech in my constituency and nearby King’s Lynn. They detained nine people and suspended the license to practice of two recruitment agencies who specialised in providing migrant labour to the area’s agricultural ‘gangmasters’. Following the raid, 81 migrant …

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What will the new Immigration Bill achieve?

migrant workers

Today the Government issued the new Immigration Bill. I received a letter from the Immigration Minister Mark Harper detailing the key measures being brought forward by the bill and explaining what changes it is trying to achieve. Immigration is the number one issue I encounter when out and about talking to constituents, canvassing and in …

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Boost for campaign against rogue landlords

Steve Barclay meets Mark Prisk

I am now optimistic of securing new government funding for Fenland to tackle rogue landlords who place tenants in overcrowded housing, after a series of high level meetings with Government. Earlier this month Mark Prisk, Minister for Housing, wrote to local authorities nationally inviting them to bid for £3 million of funding from a Ministerial …

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Talking to BBC Look East about Rogue Landlords and Houses in Multiple Occupation

The BBC’s Look East programme has undertaken a sting operation trailing Cambridgeshire Police in their ongoing efforts to crackdown on rogue landlords and migrants living in overcrowded housing in Wisbech. The police-led visits form part of a multi-agency taskforce, code named Operation Pheasant, which I have been jointly leading alongside Police, the Gang masters Licensing …

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Meeting Housing Minister Mark Prisk secures backing for campaign to crackdown on overcrowded housing

Steve Barclay meets Mark Prisk

Last week I held very positive discussions with Housing Minister Mark Prisk to discuss how the Government can support the ongoing campaign for a clampdown on overcrowded housing and unscrupulous landlords in Fenland. Meeting with the Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, I made a formal request for targeted funding for a …

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Welcoming new steps to control immigration

Wisbech

I am pleased to welcome new steps set out by the Prime Minister to ensure the UK immigration system favours people who work hard and contribute to their local communities. Tough reforms of all the routes of immigration to the UK have been implemented and have seen net immigration fall by almost a third since …

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